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Undercovers: Cancelled by NBC After 13 Episodes

Undercovers canceledMove over Outlaw, NBC has cancelled another new series. The spy dramedy Undercovers is ending its run after 13 episodes.

Undercovers revolves around a married pair of former spies who are pulled back into service after their close friend goes missing. The TV show features the talents of Boris Kodjoe, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Mekia Cox, Carter MacIntyre, Gerald McRaney, and Ben Schwartz.

The series stumbled right out of the gate and attracted a disappointing 2.1 rating in the coveted 18-49 demographic and 8.7 million viewers. In week two, the demo fell by 24% to a 1.6 rating and the numbers essentially kept on falling. Last night’s episode hit a new demo low with a 1.3 rating and 5.913 million total viewers.

Though NBC ordered four additional scripts in mid-October, the studio suspected that that show’s been doomed for quite awhile. Today, the network made it official — Undercovers has been cancelled.

TV show supportIt remains to be seen if fans of the series will get to see all 13 installments. Seven episodes have aired so far and three more are scheduled for November 10th, November 17th, and December 1st. NBC has a Shrek holiday special scheduled for Thanksgiving eve (November 24th) and The Sing-Off will take over the timeslot on December 8th.

Three episodes of Undercovers will be left on the shelf at that point and the network will decide at a later date if or when they’ll air.

What do you think? Are you sorry to hear that Undercovers is coming to an end? Why do you think it didn’t catch on? How would you have fixed it?

 

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A. Toney January 28, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Unfortunately, NBC’s higher-ups missed the boat again. This was an entertaining show that should have been given a better chance to make it. It would be criminal for the network to not bring it back.

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rawle January 26, 2011 at 7:08 pm

maybe BET can take over the show. is that possible?

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Pat Catarella January 26, 2011 at 7:57 am

I cannot believe this show is canceled! We finally get a show that is entertaining and clean.
Everyone I know that watched it loved it. Please reconsider and bring it back. Give it a more positive review, I know once others become aware of Undercovers, they will watch it regurally. We need more shows like this.

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Anonymous January 25, 2011 at 6:53 pm

I really enjoyed watching the show, even though it was from the DVR. I had my DVR scheduled to record the series. Then my friend from ATL informed me it was being cancelled. Hopefully another network picks it up.

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Sabrina January 25, 2011 at 12:24 pm

please bring the show back – it is funny, entertaining, creative and one of the few shows that I actually watched. Along with Outlaw!
Please bring it back soooooooooon!

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tj thompson January 24, 2011 at 4:07 pm

I’m sad to see it go. I watched it every week, always on demand though. I wonder if that affects ratings???

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Helen January 23, 2011 at 4:55 pm

PLEASE DONT CANCEL THIS SHOW… USUALLY THERE IS NOTHING ON ON THE WEEKENDS .. AND DURING THE WEEK ALL THE GOOD SHOWS ARE CLUMPED TOGETHER.. GIVE IT ANOTHER CHANCE. YOU ALWAYS CANCEL THE GOOD ONES AND LEAVE THE STUPID ONES ON…. TAKE IT FROM THE VIEWS, TRY AND TRY ANOTHER TIME AND DAY .. DONT CANCEL IT.

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Ronneal January 21, 2011 at 6:47 pm

Nooooooooooooooo….bring it back please. that show was awesome…this is really dissapointing

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Ann January 21, 2011 at 1:50 pm

I am disappointed that this show was canceled. Each time there is a good show on the networks find a reason to cancel it. Please bring it back.

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Rick January 20, 2011 at 10:40 pm

I loved the show. It was smart, sexy, and funny. Maybe USA or TNT will pick it up. Not very smart NBC you had a winner.

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Jerry Williams January 20, 2011 at 5:33 pm

I loved the show and was very disapointed that it was cancelled!!

Every time a good show premeires it gets cancelled. I wonder who thew ratings people polled to get the results they got?

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William D January 20, 2011 at 1:18 pm

NBC often brings out well-written, high quality, well-acted shows that are imaginative and fun to watch–then they fail. Does this network do any marketing? Do they actually give a show a chance to succeed? I’m disappointed NBC. You can write but you can’t seem to sell.

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Raymond January 20, 2011 at 12:47 pm

Dam that show is GOOD!!! I think they didn’t give it the push it needed. If they bring it back me and ALL my peps will tune in. Bring it back please!!!

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anne January 20, 2011 at 12:43 pm

I am so disappo0inted!!!. It seems the network all suffer from ADD. Give the show a chance. I looked forward to seeing it. I am going to miss them. Maybe I can come in to money and bring all the shows that have not been given a proper chance an opportunity for fans to continue seeing it…who knows.

I am going to miss you tremendously…I hope it can be brought back

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suspensemom January 20, 2011 at 11:43 am

BRING IT BAAAAACCCKKKK!!! Nice to finally see a respectful couple, strong but comitted male character, and some color (had to say it). PLEASE bring it back. I NEVER watch TV but I watched this show. The network just lost another viewer. Smart.

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